Privacy & Technology

Outten & Golden attorneys can help clients protect their privacy in the workplace, including private electronic data like the contents of an employee’s blog. While there may be limits to what an employee can post on a personal blog, an employer generally may not prohibit an employee from maintaining a blog or from using the blog to discuss the terms and conditions of employment with other employees. Some individual state laws may also protect employee bloggers from employer retaliation for the content of their blogs. We can help employees who blog, use social networking sites, or have other concerns about keeping electronic data private from their employers and separate from the workplace to understand and assert their rights.